Now its crystal clear that the young face of Bhartiya Janata Party and national Incharge of the BJP’s media cell and one of the spokesmen Anil Baluni hailing from Pauri Garhwal is likely to be the Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand , the upper house seat earlier held by Congress’s M. S. Mahara whose six year term ended last month.
Though there were number of names of many party seniors of RSS background but Anil Baluni finally made it being the blue eyed boy of the national party chief Amit Shah. Having been credited with being the OSD of the former Gujarat Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari, BJP spokesman during Major General (Rtd) Khanduri’s chief minister ship, having unsuccessfully contested from Kotdwar as MLA and finally serving as the national media incharge of BJP in Delhi Anil Baluni also managed the media of prime minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi from where the latter contested for Lok Sabha and won by record margin.
Primarily a journalist by profession, Anil Baluni has also been consistently propagating the party’s views, philosophy and achievements through his writings in the regional and national dailes of the state and the country. Sources say that while party chief Amit Shah had tremendous liking for Anil Baluni but the Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat too strongly favored his candidature.
The reason being he was Trivendra Rawat’s political alternative in the state and could have replaced him in the near future had any eventuality arrived. The chief minister therefore had no option but to elevate Baluni to Rajya Sabha thus finally getting rid of any future danger of the latter being his political alternative,say reliable sources.
Therefore Rawat fully backed his candidature and the social networking sites are full of news pertaining to his candidature having been cleared and subsequent greetings from every nook and corner of Garhwal and the country. Hailing primarily from Danda Nagaraja, Pauri Garhwal Anil Baluni’s elevation has added one more name in the list of earlier important appointees at the state as well as the national level viz, UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath, UK CM Trivendra Rawat, NSA Ajit Dobhal, DG Indian Coast Guard Rajendra , Army chief Vipin Rawat etc.
Becoming Rajya Sabha MP at such a young age definitely open many more opportunities for Anil Baluni for more significant positions in the near future. Congrats Anil Baluni. What do you say friends?